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Browse Specific South Dakota Cities
Currently, there are over 49 different centers in our facility directory within the state of South Dakota for people needing help with drug and alcohol addiction, please select your city below.
South Dakota Cities with Most Centers
- Aberdeen, SD (1)
- Brookings, SD (2)
- Canton, SD (1)
- Flandreau, SD (1)
- Fort Thompson, SD (1)
- Hot Springs, SD (1)
- Huron, SD (2)
- Kyle, SD (1)
- Lemmon, SD (1)
- Madison, SD (1)
- Martin, SD (1)
- Pierre, SD (2)
- Pratt, SD (1)
- Rapid City, SD (9)
- Sioux Falls, SD (15)
- Sisseton, SD (1)
- Spearfish, SD (1)
- Sturgis, SD (2)
- Vale, SD (1)
- Watertown, SD (2)
- Winner, SD (1)
- Yankton, SD (1)
The Impact of Addiction in South Dakota
The Black Hills are the crowning glory of the county, boasting a network of national parks , museums and memorials. Mount Rushmore is home to the tallest rock sculpture in the world, Mad Horse. The Missouri River draws cyclists, bikers, kayakers and anglers who have walleye, pike and perch hooks. South Dakota is also a major hunting spot, and the gourmet game is likely to be at the top of the Sioux Falls menu.
Although South Dakota is a sparsely populated and somewhat isolated state, it is equally impacted by the national drug epidemic. Substance abuse remains a significant issue that leads to injuries and deaths every year. Currently, the state ranks 44th in the nation for substance abuse, though it comes in at 18 for drug-related health issues.
South Dakota is a great place to visit and live, of course, but it does have drug abuse problems like all other states.
Around 12.14% of the state population uses illegal drugs and another 6.01% of the state population abuse alcohol in a given year. As a result, 17.27% of aldeaths between 2008 and 2017 were drug and alcohol-related. The South Dakota Department of Health reports that for the past several years, more than 300 people were hospitalized annually due to issues involving drug abuse.
Fortunately, a variety of substance abuse treatment programs are available within the state to help individuals eliminate drugs from their lives and avoid relapse. Lawmakers have prioritized tackling the drug epidemic head-on. The South Dakota Department of Social Services created a campaign against methamphetamine use, called ‘Meth Changes Everything’ while lawmakers work with hospitals and physicians to develop new legislation in an attempt to regulate the prescribing of opioid painkillers.
Worst Drugs in South Dakota
- Methamphetamines account for a large part of the drug problem in the state and were the second most commonly abused drug of abuse for those entering treatment. In 2010, 649 people entered treatment for amphetamine dependence. In 2015, South Dakota police seized 31 pounds of methamphetamine and discovered and dismantled 28 meth labs.
- Alcohol is another commonly abused substance and South Dakota’s rates for alcohol dependence rank high compared to the national average. In 2010, roughly 7,000 residents were admitted for alcohol abuse as the primary drug of choice while an additional 4,306 admittants used alcohol in combination with a secondary drug.
- Marijuana was the most commonly cited drug of abuse for those entering treatment in 2007, with over 60% of drug treatment admissions being marijuana-related. There were 1,959 individuals who entered treatment for marijuana addiction; of that number 73% were males. The largest age group seeking treatment for marijuana addiction were those between 12 and 17 years old.
- Heroin has been making a comeback in recent years throughout South Dakota. Local authorities who have been tracking these drug trends over the past several decades indicate that rates of heroin use and subsequent overdose have been climbing again over the last 5 years.
- Synthetic drugs have also arrived on the scene in South Dakota and are contributing to addiction and overdoses. Bath salts, a synthetic drug that produces a stimulating effect similar to cocaine, have been found on individuals arrested for committing violent crimes and suffering from overdoses.
Impactful Addiction Stats
- According to the Centers for Disease Control, 69 people died of drug overdoses in South Dakota in the year 2016.
- Based on America’s Health Rankings statistics, 8.4 deaths per 100,000 people in South Dakota were associated with drug injuries (suicide, unintentional, homicide, or undetermined) in 2019.
- The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that half of all drug overdose deaths in 2018–28 fatalities–involved opioid overdose.
- The opioid crisis is fueled by doctors prescribing them too heavily. in 2018, South Dakota providers wrote 42.6 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons compared to the average U.S. rate of 51.4 prescriptions.
- Based on a survey by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, at least 4% of South Dakota adolescents (12 to 17 years old) admitted to having used pain relievers in a way not prescribed by a doctor.
- More than 6% of South Dakota residents use illicit drugs on a monthly basis.
- On an America’s Health Rankings survey from 2015, 23.3% of the adults in South Dakota admitted to either binge drinking or chronic drinking on at least one occasion within the past 30 days.
- More than 3.5% of South Dakota residents report dependence on alcohol each year, according to the South Dakota Department of Social Services.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that only 8.2% of people with alcohol dependence receive the treatment they need each year.
- In 2010, a total of 14,615 people received addiction recovery services in South Dakota. Among these people, 72.1% were male while the remaining 27.9% were female.
Helpful advice on finding a center
If you’re in South Dakota seeking care for alcohol or drug abuse, you are in the right place. At first, it may seem like a daunting challenge: deciding which curriculum is the most rigorous and relevant. Searching for the right support can be a frustrating and overwhelming task for yourself or a loved one. We are removing those barriers by working to help you locate the best recovery center in South Dakota. We know that making the decision to become sober is incredibly difficult; with our compassionate and loving experts, we make the rest as easy as possible. RehabNow.org lets you decide which is the right choice for you or your loved one.
Health Insurance Providers Covering Drug Addiction Treatment
- Avera Health Plans
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield South Dakota (Anthem, Wellmark)